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Apr 30, 2012

The news includes the following items:

  • Ancestry.com has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Archives.com.
  • FamilySearch.org uploaded 14 million new records for 19 countries, and the 1940 U.S. federal census indexing project is in full swing.
  • The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society in Jacksonville, Florida, is hosting a virtual tea party on Mother’s Day (U.S.) on 13 May 2012 as a fundraiser and as a way to honor female ancestors.
  • Drew reviews the book Family Matters by Michael Sharpe.

Listener email includes:

  • Jason asks about a program that keeps track of digital source materials and about cloud computing.
  • Doug reports that volunteers for the FamilySearch U.S. federal census indexing project can only specify the state for which they would like to index.
  • Paul provided us with a fascinating story about two children who survived the Titanic sinking from a newspaper clipping in his great-grandmother’s scrapbook. He provides a link at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Marcel_Navratil for more information. He also shared information about dogs on the Titanic and offers another link at http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/blogs/remembering-the-dogs-of-the-titanic to learn more - including a story of a mother cat and kittens.
  • Eric wrote to discuss copyright and fair use, and discusses a research problem involving a colleague.
  • Beth Cook of Best Public Relations wrote to share information that Dracula was Irish and not Transylvanian.
  • Janet asks for advice about whether DNA testing might help her in her quest for her husband’s ancestor.
  • Moshe sent document images and asks for suggestions about his search for a Jewish man, Irving Markowsky.